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“Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie”

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Endless Love” is a song written by Lionel Richie and originally recorded as a duet between Richie and fellow soul singer Diana Ross. In this ballad, the singers declare their “endless love” for one another. It was covered by soul singer Luther Vandross with pop singer Mariah Carey and also by country music singer Shania Twain. Richie’s friend (and sometimes co-worker) Kenny Rogers has also recorded the song. Billboard has named the original version as the greatest song duet of all-time.[1]

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“A Taste of honey – A Boogie oogie oogie”

“A Taste of honey – A Boogie oogie oogie”

A Taste of Honey was the name of an American recording act, formed in 1971 by associates Janice-Marie Johnson and Perry Kibble. In 1978, they had one of the best known chart-toppers of the disco era, “Boogie Oogie Oogie”. After their popularity waned during the 1980s, Johnson went on to record as a solo artist and released the album One Taste of Honey which produced numerous minor hits. In 2004, singers Hazel Payne (guitar) and Janice–Marie Johnson (bass) reunited for the first time in over 20 years to perform on the PBS specials Get Down Tonight: The Disco Explosion and My Music: Funky Soul Superstars.

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“Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now (Lyrics) [HQ]”

Thompson Twins were a British music group that formed in April 1977[3] and disbanded in May 1993. Initially a new wave group, they switched to a more mainstream pop sound and achieved considerable popularity in the mid-1980s, scoring a string of hits in the United Kingdom, the United States, and around the globe. 
The band was named after the two bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson in Hergé’s comic strip The Adventures of Tintin.[4] At various stages, the band had up to seven members though their best known incarnation was as a trio between 1982–86. They became a prominent act in the Second British Invasion, and in 1985, the band performed at Live Aid where they were joined onstage by Madonna.[4]

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“(I’VE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes”

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“(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” is a song composed by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz.[2] It was recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and used as the theme song for a 1987 film.[2] The song has won a number of awards, including an Academy Award for “Best Original Song”, a Golden Globe Award for “Best Original Song”, and a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

History
Singer-songwriter Previte was the lead singer of the band Franke and the Knockouts. He had success with the song “Sweetheart” in 1981, but by 1986 was without a recording contract. In late 1986 or early 1987, producer and head of Millennium Records, Jimmy Ienner, asked Previte about writing some music for “a little movie called Dirty Dancing”. Previte initially turned the request down because he was still trying to get a record deal,[3] but Ienner was persistent, and got Previte to write several songs for the film, including “Hungry Eyes”, later recorded by singer Eric Carmen, which also became a top 10 hit.

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Previte wrote the lyrics, and the music was written by John DeNicola and Don Markowitz. After getting further approval, Previte created a demo of the song, performing on it himself, along with singer Rachele Cappelli. The demo showcased how the harmonies were to be used, employing a “cold open”, or a slow build-up of the song to its finale. This demo wasn’t used in the final cut of the film − the more polished version with Warnes and Medley was. However, because the Warnes/Medley track was not ready by the time the finale was filmed (it was shot first, due to the tight budget), Previte and Capelli’s much lighter and more youthful version was used as a backing track, so that the actors, Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, and the dancers, could have something to dance to (Swayze had later remarked it was his favorite version, even including all the subsequent remakes).

The song was initially intended for Donna Summer and Joe Esposito, but they turned it down.[citation needed] Bill Medley was approached by Jimmy Ienner repeatedly over two months to do the recording, but he also turned it down because his daughter McKenna was due to be born, and he had promised his wife he would be there.[4] After the birth of his daughter, Medley was approached again, because Jennifer Warnes had indicated she would record the song if she could do the duet with Medley.[5] Medley then agreed to record the track. With the release of the film it became a worldwide hit, and is one of the most frequently played songs on radio.

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Posted by on April 17, 2017 in Billboard, duet

 

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Billy Preston & Syreeta – With You I’m Born Again [HQ]

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With You I’m Born Again” is a 1979 duet performed by Motown recording artists

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and Syreeta Wright, released as a single from the soundtrack of the motion picture, Fast Break. The song was credited as “Billy Preston and Syreeta” and written by Carol Connors and David Shire. The single became an international hit for the duo, reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100, number eighty-six on the R&B chart,[1] and number two on the AC chart.[2] Overseas, “With You I’m Born Again” peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. It was Preston’s biggest hit in five years and the biggest pop hit of Wright’s career.

American singer/actress Vanessa Williams covered the song for her 2005 studio album Everlasting Love. Her version is a duet with George Benson.

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Posted by on April 10, 2017 in black music artists, duet

 

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Sam Smith feat with Mary J. Blige “Darling Stay With Me Cause Your All I Need”

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“Stay with Me”is a song by English singer and songwriter Sam Smith from his debut studio album In the Lonely Hour (2014). It was released in the United States on 14 April 2014 and in the United Kingdom on 18 May 2014. “Stay with Me” is a gospel-inspired ballad that details the protagonist pleading with his one-night stand not to leave him.[1] The song was written by Smith, James Napier, and William Phillips, with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne receiving co-writer credits due to the song’s similarity to Petty’s single “I Won’t Back Down”.

The song has become Smith’s most successful single to date, peaking at number one in the UK Singles Chart (becoming his third chart-topper there, second as a solo artist), topping the charts in Canada and New Zealand, and reaching number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It has also reached top 10 status in over twelve countries worldwide. At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, Darkchild’s remix version of “Stay with Me” won two Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.[2][3]

Background

In an interview with NME, Sam Smith said that the song was written in a studio in Old Street with James Napier (Jimmy Napes) and William Phillips (also known as “Tourist”).[4] Phillips started playing with three chords on the piano, and Napier quickly provided a drum pattern, and according to Sam Smith, “the song just flowed out of us so naturally,” and the song was written in 30 to 40 minutes. After finishing the song, he started to layer his vocal about 20 times, singing in different parts of the studio and harmonizing. The result sounded like a gospel choir, but all from his own voice, and this demo was then used in the released song.[4][5]

According to Smith, “the song is about the moment in the morning after a one night stand, where the person you are with leaves your house, and you are left by yourself, and it’s just a second, where you are just like: ‘I wish, I wish’. You don’t even love them, you don’t really fancy them that much, it’s just nice to have someone in the bed next to you.”[4] The song won the Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and in his acceptance speech for winning the Record of the Year, Smith said that “I want to thank the man who this record is about who I fell in love with last year. Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys.”[6]

On 25 March 2014, the song was played for the first time on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show at 7:30pm.[7][8][9] On 29 March, he performed the song live on Saturday Night Live in the United States. On 16 May, he performed the song on The Graham Norton Show. In June, he returned to the United States as part of his tour where he performed the song on Good Morning America, at the Apollo Theater in New York with Mary J. Blige, and David Letterman.

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Tu Me Manqueras Toujours –  lyrics  (with translation)  Artist: Priscillia Featuring feat: Marvin

Priscilla, Born: June 20, 1986 (age 30 years)

Genre: World

Albums: Un peu de moi, Un peu de moi (Instrumental), Priscillia, 1er amour

Record labels: WUM Productions, MUW Tropikal, DEBS MUSIC, Wum productions/shark ent, Pastel Productions

Songs

Aimer de nouveau

En mode Kizomba Zouk Love, Vol.2 (60 hits Kizomba Zouk Love) · 2017

Vini doudou

Priscillia · 2007

Mwen renmen bizwen

Avec toi

Un peu de moi · 2010

Fleur d’ébène Part II

Priscillia · 2007

Fleur d’ébène

2015

Bondié

Priscillia · 2007

Juste un Kiss

Fashion Zouk, Vol. 2 · 2014

Pa pléré

(English translation)  Albums/Record Labels/Songs

Albums: A bit of me, A bit of me (Instrumental), Priscillia, 1er amour
Record labels: WUM Productions, MUW Tropikal, DEBS MUSIC, Wum productions / shark ent, Pastel Productions

Songs:

Love again

In Kizomba mode Zouk Love, Vol.2 (60 hits Kizomba Zouk Love) · 2017

come doudou

Priscillia · 2007

I love bizwen

With you

A bit of me · 2010

Ebony Flower Part II

Priscillia · 2007

Ebony Flower

2015

Bondié

Priscillia · 2007

Just a Kiss

Fashion Zouk, Vol. 2 · 2014

Pa filled

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(English Translation) ~Marvin~

The singer Marvin carton on the Caribbean waves with his tube “K.O”. Having already a solid musical experience, the artist intends to conquer the continent.

Author, composer and performer, Marvin grew up in Brittany. Métis of African descent, he quickly became interested in his different cultures and was inspired by his music. Following a five-year vocal training with one of the most famous singing teachers in France, Pierre Cappelle, Marvin travels through the piano-bars of the Côte d’Azur and acquires a real scenic experience. He then moved to Asia and performed in luxury hotels. His music is tinged with Caribbean sounds, RNB, soul and jazz. His songs at the crossroads of musical styles are reminiscent of three Guadeloupian artists: Thierry Cham, Medhy Custos and Slai.

Thanks to the support of DJ Wilson, he began writing his first solo album “Corps et Ames” in 2005, which made his passion for music a reality. Many Caribbean artists support him in his project and he writes in turn for several of them. The opus is a success of esteem and Marvin returns this year with a new album.

Prelude of this disc, the title “K.O” is a success in the West Indies and the artist already occurs in Europe. A mixture of RNB and zouk, this song could well open to Marvin the doors of the continent.

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(French version) ~Marvin~

Le chanteur Marvin cartonne sur les ondes antillaises avec son tube “K.O”. Ayant déjà une solide expérience musicale, l’artiste compte bien conquérir le continent.

Auteur, compositeur et interprète, Marvin a grandi en Bretagne. Métis d’origine africaine, il s’est rapidement intéressé à ses différentes cultures et s’en est inspiré pour sa musique. Suite à une formation vocale de cinq ans avec l’un des professeurs de chant les plus réputés en France, Pierre Cappelle, Marvin parcourt les piano-bars de la Côte d’Azur et acquiert une véritable expérience scénique. Il part ensuite en Asie et se produit dans des hôtels de luxe. Sa musique se teinte de sonorités caribéennes, de RNB, de soul et de jazz. Ses chansons à la croisée des styles musicaux ne sont pas sans rappeler trois artistes guadeloupéens : Thierry Cham, Medhy Custos et Slaï.

Grâce au soutien de DJ Wilson, il débute en 2005 l’écriture de son premier album solo “Corps et Ames”, lequel concrétise sa passion pour la musique. De nombreux artistes antillais le soutiennent dans son projet et il écrit à son tour pour plusieurs d’entre eux. L’opus connaît un succès d’estime et Marvin revient cette année avec un nouvel album.

Prélude de ce disque, le titre “K.O” est un succès aux Antilles et l’artiste se produit déjà en Europe. Mélange de RNB et de zouk, cette chanson pourrait bien ouvrir à Marvin les portes du continent. 

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Lyrics

(Tu Me Manqueras Toujours)

I’ll Always Miss You  (English translation)


I’ll Always Miss You
I’ll be here, beside you

Even if I know you don’t see me

I’ll walk in your footsteps

Even in the sky, close to you..

Your guardian angel is the day and night

Your soulmate is in paradise

I’ll love you even in death

Because my love is very strong

Why has life done this to us?

Why aren’t you beside me anymore?

I have cried and yelled many times

Praying the skies to let you

Tell me again, once more

That for your whole life, you’ll love only me

I’ll come every night to talk to you

In all of your dreams, oh, my adore

You’re gone, you left me only the memories, my adore

I remember your kisses

As if you’re coming to kiss me

In the silence of you absence

I always believe to hear you sing…

This melody that you loved

It fills my life and my spirit with your cheerfulness

Chorus

I’ll always miss you

I’ll always miss you

I’ll always miss you

My love, forever

I’ll always miss you

I’ll always miss you

I’ll always miss you

My love…

The memories of the first day

That we passed, making love

The emotions, the words of love

We’d always rhyme together

I remember your pleasure

Of the good moments of delirium

And I will remember

the best of you in my memory

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Posted by on March 24, 2017 in duet, FRENCH FRIDAYS, music

 

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